Abandoned babies: the Malaysian 'baby hatch'

Cochrane, Joan and Ming, Goh Lee (2013) Abandoned babies: the Malaysian 'baby hatch'. Infant, 9 (4). pp. 142-144. ISSN 1745-1213

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Abstract

Although not an immense problem in the UK, in many other countries babies are often abandoned by their parent/guardian to an unknown fate. ‘Baby hatches’ have existed in one form or another for many centuries and are a re-emerging facility in many countries. In Malaysia available data and media reports of known foundling babies imply that the number of abandoned babies is increasing annually. This article explores the implementation of a system in Malaysia, where mothers or guardians who choose to abandon their baby are enabled to do so anonymously within a safe environment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B700 Nursing
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Healthcare
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Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2013 08:23
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 05:43
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/13133

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